Logistics Plus is Transforming Operations with CargoWise

Logistics Plus is Transforming Operations with CargoWise

Logistics Plus continues to solve supply chain challenges and drive global growth with the support of world-class technology solutions.

As a long-time strategic partner of WiseTech Global, we continue to push the boundaries of CargoWise and its many modules to support cargo management, freight forwarding, warehousing, reporting, and more. In the spirit of this partnership, WiseTech Global has published an online story of how Logistics Plus is transforming operations with CargoWise, by building a global warehouse system. You can read the story online at www.cargowise.com/customers/logistics-plus-transforms-operations-with-cargowise-building-a-global-warehouse-system.

Additionally, WiseTech Global visited a number of Logistics Plus facilities to shoot a complementary video. Thank you to Emile Zafirov, Molly Callan, Lane Lynn, and Tom Kelly for contributing to the final production.

Logistics Plus is Named a 2024 Top 3PL by Multichannel Merchant

Logistics Plus is Named a 2024 Top 3PL by Multichannel Merchant

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Logistics Plus is Named a 2024 Top 3PL by Multichannel Merchant

It’s the seventh consecutive year Logistics Plus has been named to the list.

MCM 2024 Top 3PLERIE, PA (December 19, 2023) – Logistics Plus, Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been named a Multichannel Merchant (MCM) 2024 Top 3PL and added to its online directory. For a seventh straight year, Logistics Plus will be joining dozens of other leading third-party logistics providers selected by Multichannel Merchant in its eighth annual directory.

The company profiles in the MCM Top 3PL directory include vital information to help you in the selection process, including key services offered, average annual client order volume, top three merchandise categories handled, facility locations, and more. It also breaks out the percentage of the continental U.S. covered based on days in transit to end customers, a critical differentiator for merchants. The directory is available throughout the year.

“With nearly seven million square feet of warehousing in the U.S. alone, and more abroad, we support complete omnichannel fulfillment solutions, including B2B, wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels such as FBA, FBM, and dozens of other marketplaces and shopping carts,” said Scott Frederick, CMO for Logistics Plus. “We are honored that Multichannel Merchant continues to acknowledge Logistics Plus as a top 3PL provider in the competitive, growing e-commerce space.”

About Multichannel Merchant

Multichannel Merchant reaches key decision makers responsible for e-commerce, management, marketing, and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels — including e-commerce, mobile, social, and catalog. Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets, and resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations. Visit them online at multichannelmerchant.com.

About Logistics Plus, Inc.

Logistics Plus, Inc. (LP) is a 21st-century logistics company and a leading worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence, technology, and supply chain solutions. LP works in the background to help businesses manage their supply chains in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1996, today LP has annual global sales of over $500M with more than 1,000 employees located in 50+ countries worldwide. LP is recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned logistics companies, a top 3PL provider, a top 100 logistics company, a top freight brokerage and warehousing provider, and a great place to work. With a Passion For Excellence™, its employees put the PLUS in LOGISTICS by doing the big things properly, plus the countless little things that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.

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FF&E Logistics and OS&E Logistics – A Short Introduction

FF&E Logistics and OS&E Logistics – A Short Introduction

FF&E Logistics and OS&E Logistics - A Short IntroductionFF&E stands for Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment. OS&E stands for Operating Supplies and Equipment. Also known as hospitality logistics, FF&E logistics and OS&E logistics refer to managing the procurement, transportation, warehousing, installation, and maintenance of these items for hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality venues.

For purposes of this article, we’ll simply use the term FF&E logistics. The goal of FF&E logistics is to ensure that the right items are delivered to the right place at the right time and in the right condition. FF&E logistics is a complex and specialized field that requires a deep understanding of the hospitality, retail, co-working, co-living, healthcare, education, trade show, and real estate development industries, as well as the ability to manage complex supply chains. FF&E logistics providers typically offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Project management: Planning and coordinating all aspects of the FF&E logistics process, from procurement to installation.
  • Transportation management: Moving FF&E items from the manufacturer to the hospitality venue.
  • Warehousing: Storing FF&E items until they are needed for installation.
  • Installation: Installing FF&E items in the hospitality venue.
  • Maintenance: Maintaining or replacing FF&E items already installed.

In addition to these core services, FF&E logistics providers may also offer a variety of value-added services, such as:

  • Inventory management: Tracking FF&E or OS&E items from procurement to installation and beyond.
  • Space planning: Helping designers of hospitality venues to optimize the use of their space.
  • Design consulting: Providing advice on the sourcing, selection, and placement of FF&E or OS&E items.
  • Procurement: Facilitating the sourcing and, if needed, the importation of FF&E or OS&E items from a variety of vendors.

Here are some of the benefits of using an established, reputable FF&E logistics provider:

  • Reduced costs: FF&E logistics providers can help to reduce costs by optimizing the supply chain and eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Improved efficiency: FF&E logistics providers can help to improve efficiency by automating and streamlining processes.
  • Increased quality: FF&E logistics providers can help to increase quality by providing expertise in selection, installation, and maintenance.
  • Reduced risk: FF&E logistics providers can help to reduce risk by managing the supply chain and ensuring that items are delivered in good condition.

If you are considering using an FF&E logistics provider, be sure to do your research and choose a provider that has solid experience, good technology, and a proven track record of success.

Learn more about Logistics Plus FF&E solutions at logisticsplus.com/ffe or contact us if you have any questions.


Erie, Pennsylvania is a Great Location for Warehousing and Fulfillment

Erie, Pennsylvania is a Great Location for Warehousing and Fulfillment

Erie, Pennsylvania is a Great Location for Warehousing and FulfillmentIf your business needs affordable, centrally-located warehousing, distribution, or fulfillment, Erie, Pennsylvania is a great location for a number of reasons, including:

  • Central location: Erie is located in the central/northeastern United States, with easy access to major interstate highways (I-90 east/west and I-79 north/west) and transportation hubs (Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh are all within 2 hours drive). This makes it a great location for businesses that need to distribute their products to customers across the country.
  • Next-Day Delivery: 60% of the U.S. population can be reached with next-day delivery from Erie.
  • Affordable labor: The cost of labor in Erie is relatively low compared to other parts of the country. This can help businesses to save money on their warehousing and fulfillment costs.
  • Available workforce: Erie has a large and skilled workforce that is available for employment in the warehousing and fulfillment sector. This can help businesses to find the workers they need to get the job done.
  • Tax incentives: The state of Pennsylvania offers a number of tax incentives for businesses that locate in Erie. These incentives may help to offset the cost of warehousing and fulfillment operations.
  • Business-friendly environment: Erie is a business-friendly city with a strong commitment to economic development. This can make it easier for businesses to set up and operate in Erie.

In addition to these factors, Erie also has a number of other advantages that make it a great location for warehousing and fulfillment. These include:

  • Available warehouse space: There is a good supply of available warehouse space in Erie, which can give businesses the flexibility they need to scale their operations.
  • Good infrastructure: Erie has a good transportation infrastructure, with access to major airports, seaports, and rail lines. This makes it easy to get products in and out of Erie.
  • Pro-business climate: Erie has a pro-business climate that is supportive of economic development from organizations like the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and the Manufacturer & Business Association. This can make it easier for businesses to succeed in Erie.

Overall, Erie is a great location for warehousing and fulfillment. It has a number of advantages that can help businesses to save money, improve efficiency, and grow their business.

Of course, the icing on the cake is that Erie is also the home to the Logistics Plus global headquarters. Logistics Plus also operates a number of full-service warehouses in and around Erie, including multiple facilities in Erie and Meadville, PA, and Olean and Jamestown, NY.

Contact us today to learn more!


Logistics Plus Charlotte Warehouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Logistics Plus Charlotte Warehouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Logistics Plus Charlotte warehouse held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 26, 2023, the one-year anniversary of its official opening last summer. The special day was celebrated with speeches, warehouse tours, conversations, photos, food, and more.

A special thanks to the York County Chamber of Commerce for the ceremony and presentation, The Sign Factory for their execution of the facility signage, Blue Bar & Smokehouse for the delicious food, and most importantly, our customers, partners, friends, and staff for making the event a huge success. The team looks forward to continued growth and success in the Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte, NC region!

View pictures from the day by clicking the arrows on the album below. The album also includes some video clips at the end of the album (including some very cool aerial/drone clips) that can only be viewed directly on the Logistics Plus Flickr Page.

2023 Rock Hill, SC Grand Opening